Bhutan has a total of 19 holidays in 2019. In the table below, you will find the details of the holidays and when they are observed. All the information display below is also available via our API as well as downaloadble as a csv or json file. Signup here to get started.

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Holiday Weekday Date
Winter Solstice (Nyilo)
Wednesday January 2
Traditional Day of Offerings
Sunday January 6
Losar (New Year)
Tuesday February 5
March Equinox
Wednesday March 20
Death Anniversary of Zhabdrung (Zhabdrung Kuchoe)
Sunday April 14
Birth Anniversary of Third Druk Gyalpo
Thursday May 2
Buddha's Parinirvana
Monday June 17
June Solstice
Friday June 21
Birth Anniversary of Guru Rinpoche
Thursday July 11
Buddha's First Sermon
Sunday August 4
September Equinox
Monday September 23
Blessed Rainy Day
Tuesday September 24
Thimphu Drubchoe (Thimphu only)
Friday October 4
Dashain
Tuesday October 8
King Jigme Khesar Namgyel's Coronation
Friday November 1
Birth Anniversary of the Fourth Druk Gyalpo/Consitution Day
Monday November 11
Descending Day of Lord Buddha
Tuesday November 19
National Day
Tuesday December 17
December Solstice
Sunday December 22